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Hazardex Awards 2020 - VOTING CLOSED 30 January 2020

A total of 20 nominations have been shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The Winners will be announced at the Hazardex 2020 Conference and Exhibition Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020. VOTING DEADLINE: 06/02/20...

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Utilities company puts handheld gas detection to the test 29 January 2020

Launched in 2005, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has a regulated gas distribution business which includes approximately 35,000 kilometres of gas pipes across Wales and the south west of England. Covering a sixth of the UK, WWU takes care of 2.5 million gas supply points in homes and businesses in a catchment area with a population of 7.5 million people....

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Mind the gap: How technology is creating safer working environments 29 January 2020

Hazardous working environments occur in multiple industries and sectors, all over the world. Such hazards cover everything from machinery and equipment that could potentially injure people, to ATEX-rated environments. In this article, Noel Sheppard, General Manager at Distec, discusses how technology is improving communication and operations in hazardous areas....

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Creating the future of oil & gas with intrinsically safe wearable computers 29 January 2020

For each day that a typical 200,000-barrel-a-day refinery goes offline, that’s close to $12 million USD in lost revenue. That’s $12 million USD lost for every day your frontline workers have to wait for an expert to learn about the situation, travel to the site, and complete the fix. It doesn’t have to be this way....

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Oil and gas industry warming up to wearable tech 29 January 2020

Wearable tech is still in its infancy in the industrial space, and much of the developments today are largely catering to the consumer markets. However, oil and gas companies have started evaluating the possibilities of deploying wearable devices in day-to-day operations....

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